Bengal cricketer hospitalised after getting hit by ball, discharged later

Bengal cricketer hospitalised after getting hit by ball, discharged later

By: || Updated: 26 Dec 2015 05:25 PM
Kolkata: Bengal batsman Writam Porel, who was hospitalised on Friday evening after being hit on his neck, was discharged on Saturday.

"There was no internal injury or fracture. He has been advised 10 days' rest," a hospital source said.

The 26-year-old East Bengal cricketer was hit during the second day's play in the final of the AN Ghosh Trophy, a three-day league tournament organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal, at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

Fielding at forward short-leg with a helmet, Porel turned around to protect himself as the ball pulled by Bhowanipore batsman Prinan Datta hit him on his neck. He was rushed to the nearby Nightingale Hospital and it brought back the tragic memory of former Bengal Under-19 captain Ankit Keshri who died at the same hospital after an on-field collision with a teammate.

"I was scared because Ankit was my team-mate, but it is all right. I'm fine," Porel, who has played 10 first-class matches for Bengal between 2010 and 2012, said.

 

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